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Gillingham moved six points clear of the League One relegation zone after winning at previously in-form Bury.

Bradley Dack gave the Gills a 14th-minute lead before Cody McDonald made it 2-0 from just their second effort on target early in the second half.

James Vaughan pulled one back with an overhead kick and Bury struck the woodwork twice in the second half, but the Gills held on to make it two wins from three and leapfrog the hosts.

Bury were on top for most of the contest, with the visitors sitting back after Lee Martin laid off for Dack to fire home on the break.

Vaughan and Jacob Mellis fired off target for the Shakers before Greg Leigh turned a Paul Caddis cross wide.

Tom Beadling, Cameron Burgess and Tom Pope also went close for Bury before the break, yet two minutes after the restart McDonald scored with a free header from Dack's corner.

The Shakers replied with Callum Styles firing wide before Stuart Nelson tipped Mellis' 20-yard strike on to the post.

Vaughan pounced on a loose ball to volley in his 20th goal of the season in the 75th minute before Nelson denied substitutes Ryan Lowe and George Miller.

Miller then headed against a post but Bury's five-match unbeaten run came to an end Vaughan as headed straight at Nelson at the death.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 41Murphy
  • 25Barnett
  • 5Burgess
  • 42Beadling
  • 28MooreSubstituted forPennantat 75'minutes
  • 18Mellis
  • 44CaddisSubstituted forLoweat 65'minutes
  • 34Styles
  • 3Leigh
  • 11PopeSubstituted forMillerat 58'minutes
  • 12Vaughan

Substitutes

  • 13Lainton
  • 22Maher
  • 23Walker
  • 24Hope
  • 29Miller
  • 38Pennant
  • 39Lowe

Gillingham

  • 1NelsonBooked at 69mins
  • 2JacksonSubstituted forDickensonat 40'minutes
  • 5Ehmer
  • 31Rehman
  • 33ByrneBooked at 90mins
  • 23Dack
  • 44Wright
  • 16Osadebe
  • 14Martin
  • 10McDonald
  • 17QuigleyBooked at 43minsSubstituted forParkerat 59'minutesBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 19Parker
  • 21List
  • 22Dickenson
  • 24Cundle
  • 29Muldoon
  • 30Holy
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
3,203

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home24
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away22

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 1, Gillingham 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 1, Gillingham 2.

  3. Post update

    Greg Leigh (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Emmanuel Osadebe (Gillingham).

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Vaughan (Bury) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  6. Booking

    Mark Byrne (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Jermaine Pennant (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Lee Martin (Gillingham).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Leon Barnett (Bury) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Emmanuel Osadebe.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Leon Barnett (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Ryan Lowe (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Mitchell Dickenson (Gillingham).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Emmanuel Osadebe.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Bury) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  16. Post update

    Ryan Lowe (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Beadling (Bury) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

  20. Post update

    George Miller (Bury) hits the left post with a header from the left side of the six yard box.

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